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COVID stuck-at-home playlist - off the wall suggestions to take you beyond your usual areas of listening

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We are all going to be spending a great deal of time at home in the immediate future - we can all go back to our tried and trusted music for listening purposes, whiling away the hours/days/weeks. So how about heading beyond our comfort zone and trying something new? If you are a metal/rock fan, maybe try some jazz or folk for example - and vice versa. If you are a jazz fan, you are obviously @Bilbo but probably a closet metaller (as the great man clearly was, based on his recent thread).

Lets have some suggestions please.

Let me start with a slightly psychedelic-tinged folk style album in a John Martyn stylee (with some nice double bass playing). Ryley Walker's 2015 album, Primrose Green

And some wonderful nuevo flamenco mixed with Celtic music (yes it does exist) from Vicente Amigo: the fabulous Tierra (my most played album of thelast few years)

 

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Great idea! Kind of fell into it by accident earlier today. Figured it was finally time to give Mark Sandman a good listen, so I just queued up all of the Morphine albums into a playlist on Amazon Music HD. Really happy I did!

Por ejemplo

 

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12 hours ago, TheMaartian said:

Great idea! Kind of fell into it by accident earlier today. Figured it was finally time to give Mark Sandman a good listen, so I just queued up all of the Morphine albums into a playlist on Amazon Music HD. Really happy I did!

Por ejemplo

 

Good stuff - Morphine are a great band and criminally underrated. 

 

I've got spotify blaring out Part Chimp radio, if you're interested in a bit of noisey, post rock riffage then give it a listen. 

Here's a live sesh of South London's finest themselves as a taster.....

 

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Great thread Clarky.  It complements the Covid themed thread nicely.

I've got some interesting links from this thanks.  Let me drop this one by way of a contribution:

This is what turned me onto the proggy/fusion trail in the seventies just as I hit puberty.

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Good thread Clarky 

For anyone that’s got any country leanings could I suggest listening to Don Gallardo 

 

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If I end up stuck at home for too long, I might have start listening to music well outside my comfort zone - perhaps live Grateful Dead recordings from the late 80s and early 90s instead of the late 60s and whole of the 70s that are my usual choice. 

 

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1 hour ago, FinnDave said:

If I end up stuck at home for too long, I might have start listening to music well outside my comfort zone - perhaps live Grateful Dead recordings from the late 80s and early 90s instead of the late 60s and whole of the 70s that are my usual choice. 

 

Don't overstretch yourself now will you?  Heeheehee.

I've enjoyed a lot of @Dad3353's GD links recently.  I had been meaning to give the Dead a fair listen to for a while having missed out on them first time around.

Good stuff.

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Recommend these Dutch chaps, proggy, atmospheric and quite groovy. Strangely, I first heard them when I walked into the bar of my local pub - which only rarely has music - and Sky Architect were playing in the corner (I say corner, they took up half the bar!)

 

And from almost the opposite end of rawk, these Bristolians have a new and different sound!

 

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3 hours ago, SpondonBassed said:

Great thread Clarky.  It complements the Covid themed thread nicely.

I've got some interesting links from this thanks.  Let me drop this one by way of a contribution:

This is what turned me onto the proggy/fusion trail in the seventies just as I hit puberty.

Very nice! Ripped from vinyl. A bit scratchy, like an Underslunky!

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Couple of things that folk might be interested in...

First up, Noam Pikelny showing that there’s more to the banjo than Duelling Banjos:

 

Second, a demonstration that a bunch of guitarists gathered together is not necessarily a bad thing:

 

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7 minutes ago, Raslee said:

Stick with it.....

 

That was where me and Gong parted company until 1977 when Daevid & Gilli teamed up with Here & Now for the Planet Gong tour.

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4 hours ago, SpondonBassed said:

Er, thanks... I think.

FWIW, here's the reference (in the first 30 seconds)

 

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11 minutes ago, TheMaartian said:

FWIW, here's the reference (in the first 30 seconds)

 

Great album, superb tune...an Ozric favourite 🙃

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15 minutes ago, TheMaartian said:

FWIW, here's the reference

Aha.  Not that far removed from our own word undercrackers.

Much appreciated.

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Right, I'm finally going off-piste and determined to nail Moondance, Mustang Sally and Sex on fire.

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1 minute ago, leschirons said:

Right, I'm finally going off-piste and determined to nail Moondance, Mustang Sally and Sex on fire.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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4 hours ago, leftybassman392 said:

Noam Pikelny showing that there’s more to the banjo than Duelling Banjos:

 

 

That banjo playing is very beautiful

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14 minutes ago, mikel said:

Well, anything you don't normally listen too, obviously. 

Cracking album, that one

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Tempted to suggest

Elvis Costello. Waiting for the end of the world. 

Rem. It's the end of the world as we know it. 

The Smiths. Panic

Lol

 

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For some fabulous Southern US soul-cum-blues rock try El Dorado by Marcus KIng. This song is fantastic

 

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